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Commentators unhappy after Billy Vunipola is sinbinned for 'shoulder charge'

Good point, I've actually got to say Vunipola was a great example for youngsters. He didn't agree clearly, but he accepted it and walked straight off with no (or minimal) arguing.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Matthew Rees facing lengthy ban after red card for vicious stamp on Nick Easter's face

Confused by first instance and second instance... :/

He was initially banned for 12 weeks, this was then reduced to 7 because of a clean previous record and a guilty plea...

Is the second instance talking about Christmas period etc? I don't know if the ban is literally done in weeks, or whether it's done in playing weeks... I've not read up yet..

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Bernard Le Roux shown straight red card for petulant stamp

I sort of wish the other player or other team had sort of intervened before the card was shown and I dunno, just said "it's ok ref"... or something...

Of course the win is important so I doubt they'd do it, and the ref may not listen... but still :(

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Bernard Le Roux shown straight red card for petulant stamp

Well they were indeed, but 10 years ago there was; more often than not, a collective effort to install common sense into both players and officials...

I really don't want to have to break out my usual video of the Tom James headbutt... but it's getting close.. There are certain things that to the letter of the law are by definition, illegal, but we both know whether those things are really worth kicking up a fuss about, or just ignoring (or warning..)

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Commentators unhappy after Billy Vunipola is sinbinned for 'shoulder charge'

Totally fine to card him... along the same lines, I hope RD will hurry up with the next article regarding a citing for the Ulsterman who elbowed Vunipola as he went into the tackle... I expect the Ulsterman to get a ten billion year ban as a result....

To be honest, Poite has a his good moments, but he also has his pitifully bad moments (which come more often?)...pretty poor call, but it's what I've learnt to expect these days...

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Bernard Le Roux shown straight red card for petulant stamp

I suppose the point is, can you imagine us all saying "yeh, red card and either nothing or 1 week ban" 5-10 years ago?

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Matthew Rees facing lengthy ban after red card for vicious stamp on Nick Easter's face

Hahah, siiigh, couscous indeed!

I do get annoyed by the holding on sort of crap (annoyed is a calm way to put it..) But what I saw here wasn't a big deal, he was part of the initial contacts, he had hold of a secondary tackler, rucked them out the way as the ball carrier and tackler went down and he just waited there. That secondary tackler looked more than happy to chill out on the ground for a moment. He then held Le Roux (after Le Roux held him...), the arm slap thing was a bit silly, but Le Roux was stepping back. The prop (I believe) then went for either a little trip or indeed his own kick... in so much as a "don't slap me you knob" kind of way... All I saw was Le Roux give him a kick back in the 'foot area' with a "Don't kick me, YOU knob"... then neither player really gave a toss what happened from then on...

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Matthew Rees facing lengthy ban after red card for vicious stamp on Nick Easter's face

....RD, some tutu wearing pansy has hacked Stroudos' account.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Matthew Rees facing lengthy ban after red card for vicious stamp on Nick Easter's face

It's all to do with maintenance. Some grounds have hybrid stuff or half and half, where the real grass grows through gaps in the fake stuff... It's all easier to maintain, if you get a particularly bad weather game it doesn't get torn up like standard turf...

That being said, I prefer grass!

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Matthew Rees facing lengthy ban after red card for vicious stamp on Nick Easter's face

Then again, Le Roux is French... **** it, ban him for the rest of the season for that horrendously senseless act of violence!

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago